If You're Entertaining This Spring, You Can't Go Wrong With Avocado Cilantro Corn Dip

Everybody is waiting for the feel of Spring because it sure doesn't feel like it! We had two Spring snowstorms that made everyone want to move South. All of the typical Spring activities have been canceled for the last few weeks and the kids are itching to play baseball and soccer! My favorite part of the warmer weather is the outdoor barbecues. It was about two years ago at a pool party that I first encountered corn dip. To say it was delicious is an understatement.

I wanted to make a slightly different version of corn dip with fresher ingredients and less mayo. The Opa by Litehouse Avocado Cilantro dressingis a delicious addition in this dip rather than a mayo base. Avocado Cilantro Corn Dip is definitely a crowd-pleaser!

Avocado Cilantro Corn Dip ingredients

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  1. Natural lighting:Make sure you are taking the picture at a spot that has ample natural light coming in from at least one side (a window or a door). 
  2. Surface:A white poster board can be a great surface to get a photo with a clean background or try a well-used cookie sheet!
  3. Spacing and angles: Make sure your photo is not taken too close to the food. Take several photos from different angles to see what looks the best.
  4. Fresh Ingredients:Try picking out the best-looking ingredients you have on hand. For example, I wouldn't use brown avocados in this recipe!
  5. Editing:Use the Instagram editing options to brighten,sharpen and crop your photo. The "saturation" option will make the colors pop!

Good luck! (And let me know if you try the corn dip!!)

Opa by Litehouse Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Avocado Cilantro Corn Dip

Serves 10-12 | Finish in 32 ,inutes
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When entertaining, corn dip is a guarenteed winner! Bring to any party or just eat the entire bowl at home for dinner...your choice.

Ingredients

2 (15.25 oz) cans of drained corn

1 (15.5) can of rinsed and drained black beans

1 jalapeño finely diced

1 small red pepper (about 2/3 cup diced)

1/4 cup Instantly Fresh Spring Onion

1 diced avocado

1/2 cup diced cilantro

3/4 cup Greek yogurt

3/4 cup Opa by Litehouse Avocado Cilantro dressing

10 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 Tbls sugar

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Directions

Dice all of the fresh ingredients according to recipe.
Add all of the above ingredients in a large bowl.
Mix together.
Serve with tortilla chips or fritos.


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